Anonymous, you’re trying to host a .dk (Denmark) domain with Dreamhost – this is a little tricky because DK-hostmaster is different than most registrars. I already have two .dk domains on Dreamhost and I’ve got some experience to share about how to make this work for you.
Back in 2003 when I moved g-b.dk to Dreamhost, I learned this. I also wrote the below summary to DH so they could include it in their knowledge base, but since you put your issue in the Forum, I can give you this advice directly.
I learned that the [ns1|ns2|ns3].dreamhost.com names aren’t
registered with DK Hostmaster, so we can’t use them for redelegation.
Instead, the (old?) names [ns|ns2].newdream.net are registered and can
My second lesson was that I can’t redelegate my domain using the
newdream.net names either because I failed to register my domain with
DH before asking for redelegation. DK Hostmaster looks up in your DNS host
to see if my .dk domain is listed there. If it’s not, I can’t redelegate but must
first register the domain. Going trough the steps on
helped me to register my domain with you. I hadn’t registered the domain
during sign-up because I didn’t want to move from the old host to
Dreamhost just yet; build the new site up first, then switch when all is
ready. Now I see that I could have registered right away (and saved some
time&trouble now) because things won’t change until I contact my
registrar, but that wasn’t clear from the start.
My third and last lesson is:
I’ve found that the ‘ns1.dreamhost.com’ names aren’t usable for .dk
domains; I need to use the ‘ns.newdream.net’ ones instead.
Unfortunately, I suspect that when I registered my domain, it was only
added to the dreamhost.com hosts, not the newdream.net hosts as well.
Since the DK Hostmaster checks whether the domain is listed with the
host, I can’t redelegate my domain yet.
–> ask DH to register your .dk domain in the ‘ns.newdream.net’ and
’ns2.newdream.net’ hosts, as well as in the dreamhost.com ones to be safe.
With these three lessons = steps taken care of, I think that’s
what it takes to host a .dk domain!
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